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Discover the Local Art Scene and Artists in Cripple Creek

Have you ever been to a new place and wished you knew more about the local art scene? Or wish you could meet the artists who created the work on the walls? Cripple Creek is no different. While the town is best known for its Gold Rush history, there is a thriving art scene here…

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The 10 Most Spectacular Fall Views Around Cripple Creek

As the leaves change color and fall gently to the ground, now is the perfect time to get out and explore all that Teller County and Cripple Creek have to offer. From hikes with stunning mountain views to drives through aspen-lined roads, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the crisp autumn air. Here are…

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Road Trip to Cripple Creek and the Fall Mountains

Do you want to experience Colorado’s great outdoors surrounding Cripple Creek? From strenuous mountain climbing to strolls through decades of fossils, Cripple Creek is a short drive filled with world-class outdoor adventure. Cripple Creek makes one of Colorado’s most notable and fascinating scenic routes to explore. The historic gold mines, gold mining hoaxes, and the…

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A Brief History of Cripple Creek’s Most Famous (and Infamous) Residents

When a town’s population is 1,155 (not counting the donkeys), it is hard to believe that much of anything can go on there; however, Cripple Creek isn’t just any small town. Not only is there plenty of fun and entertainment to be had today, but it is also a town with a rich history. These…

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Exciting Events to Look Forward to – Fall Edition

Are you looking for something exciting to do when you visit Cripple Creek, Colorado? Fall is almost here which is a magical time to visit Colorado because the air is crisp, there’s less intense sun, and the glorious aspen leaves are changing to red and gold to warm the landscape. Cripple Creek and its neighborhood…

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Labor Day Weekend in Cripple Creek

Labor Day always brings with it a sense of change. The weather is getting cooler, school is around the corner, and people are looking for one more fun thing to do before life gets too hectic. A hidden gem in Colorado has you covered with plenty of fun, which is why you need to visit…

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Old illustration of miners pulling a cart in a quartz mine. Created by Chassevent and Sargent after previous engraving by unknown author, published on Le Tour du Monde, Paris, 1862

Explore Cripple Creek’s Old West History

Cripple Creek is a historic mining town located at the base of Pikes Peak. While there, you can enjoy the beautiful mountain views and plenty of fun activities. Around one hundred years ago, Cripple Creek saw a huge influx of people seeking gold. When you visit Cripple Creek today, you can discover the history of the…

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A Guide to Thrilling Adventures Near Cripple Creek

Some people come to Colorado for the views, but there is lots to do that can really get your heart pumping as well. You can stay at one of the Triple Crown Casinos and Hotels and make your way to neighboring areas to find thrill-seeking adventures. You can even find some fun and exciting things…

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Donkey Derby Day 2022

You’ve probably never seen it anywhere else, but Cripple Creek offers you an opportunity to enjoy a donkey herd race that’s been a tradition for almost 100 years. Donkey Derby Day 2022 on August 13, 2022, will be one of the most popular Cripple Creek summer events you can enjoy. It’s a tradition that attracts…

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Fourth of July at Triple Crown Casinos and Cripple Creek

Are you looking for fun ideas to enjoy in Cripple Creek on the 4th of July? 4th of July is around the corner, and you have an opportunity to breathe in the crisp Colorado air and enjoy Cripple Creek events, parades, and adventures. Everyone will be celebrating Independence Day in various distinctive ways, and it’s…

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